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Mikhail Tal vs Lajos Portisch
Montreal (1979), Montreal CAN, rd 15, May-01
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System (C07)  ·  1-0



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Feb-09-09  outplayer: 27...Qa5 seems to be a better move.
Jul-04-17  veerar: <outplayer>28.Ra1,makes it a wasted move,losing the b4 pawn,which is doomed,anyway..
Jul-04-17  veerar: The loss of the exchange,weak pawns and a bad Bishop add to Black's woes.More so,as White has open files.The WN is ,also in a dominant position.
Jul-04-17  veerar: Black's Black square weaknesses are telling!

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